Finished out 2017 with these three reads that all dealt with different perspectives & how each is valid. Such an unintentional, thought provokign beginning to a new year.
The Book Club
By: Mary Alice Monroe
This book was a piece of indulgent fiction that I found myself being drawn into. The Book Club is comprised of five women, each going through a different life altering event and learning how to deal with it. I felt as though the novel focused on three of the women more so than the others and found myself feeling a little bad that the two were left out in a way. The story is told through the eyes and voices of all five ladies and the different ways the view the world, events in their lives and each other.
This book came home to live on my bookshelf for two reasons.
1) the cover was pretty #shallow
2) it makes me want to join a book club myself [looking at you LJ]
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Girl in the Blue Coat
BY: Monica Hesse
No secret that historical fiction is by far my favorite genre to read! While in Barnes & Noble to pick up a Christmas gift this cover caught my eye on an end-cap. Left the bookstore & swung by the library. 24 hours later and this one was finished.
An incredible tale of a young woman trying to no just survive in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam but provide for her family by delivering black market goods. While searching for a missing Jewish girl in a blue coat, Hanneke slowly becomes a part of the Resistance Movement. Plot twist at the end that I actually did not see coming, kudos to the author, and a perspective I never considered during this historical period.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Caroline Little House Revisited
By: Sarah Miller
I have always loved the Little House on the Prairie books and when this title popped up on my Goodreads account as a book I might enjoy I was incredibly excited to check it out [literally] from the library. It was well written with a different perspective than what we Little House on the Prairie readers are used to but the ending of the book left me feeling a little rushed and let down. It did pique my interest and I would love to know more about Caroline Ingalls but it is not a book I will be purchasing for my own bookshelf at home.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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